Two years ago Francesca and Thomas met online. What was supposed to be a one night stand became the best thing that ever happened to both of them. She resisted but he persisted and their connection was undeniable. Now life is knocking on their door and they have some decisions to make about where to go from here.
NOTE: This is not a stand-alone short story. It takes place chronologically before the epilogue of No Love Allowed. If you have not yet read that book I urge you to do so, otherwise you may be confused and encounter some spoilers.
This was the second book in the series, or the third. It depends on how you read them. Regardless, each story was easy to follow, the story flowed nicely, and the storyline was well executed. I would recommend that you read the first book ‘No Strings Allowed by Desha Durham-Chencia Higgins first.
In book one, we met Francesca and Thomas. They were the central characters again in The Week Before Forever. This time around, Thomas and Francesca were a full-fledged couple and had been for a year. Thomas wanted Francesca to be in his life for ever and ever Amen. However, for some strange reason Thomas was dragging his feet and back peddling a little bit. I liked the initial chemistry between the couple, it was still evident and love everlasting was certainly a possible conclusion in their happily ever after. Forever was a distinct possibility.
With that said, both Thomas and Francesca did not seem to be singing from the same hymnal at one point during the story. The connection and strong loving bond was slightly frayed. Francesca was keeping a secret from Thomas. Her news could possibly damage their already slightly raveling relationship. The story at that point became deeply emotional as Francesca was dealing with her news, and she was also missing her friend Milly.
Milly was Francesca’s cousin as well as best friend. Her story was featured in No Love Allowed. Milly’s relationship was with Derrell; Thomas’s business partner. Derrell and Milly have a cameo appearance in this story as well. Overall this short sweet novella was a 5-Star read…I enjoyed all three books.
And just so you’ll know, I strongly believe this author will be someone to watch in the coming years. This will be especially poignant if she keeps cranking out sexy and soundly written novels as each of the aforementioned books. Just remember you heard it here first.